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dencorso

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Everything posted by dencorso

  1. None. Why don't you actually try it, instead of asking?
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    How so? What do you think this very thread is all about? So long as there are working virus definitions, the rest's just fireworks.
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    More than one day for sure, but I don't remember just now for how many days... that's documented somewhere, though, if MS didn't take it down, yet.
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    No. It's not just maybe. Here're some facts... This is the ominous line in dependency walker: Notice it's an error, not a warning. Moreover, it appears for 1.1.15900.4, but not for 1.1.15800.1 or any other previous version of mpengine.dll (I've tested two more, but that should be enough, in this case). So, MS's attempt to kill XP through MSE lies on the mpengine.dll... That's good news! I count on @heinoganda kindly creating an automated updater, from these findings, as soon as he finds time for it, of course!
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Please do notice I didn't add the new mpengine.dll to the "...\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Updates" folder, nor tried to replace the engine by any othe methods, because it seems to have an unsatisfied dependency on advapi32.dll. So it remains using the 1.1.15800.1 mpengine.dll... I've just run a quick scan and it's behaving normally.
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    I confirm it works: 1.) stop MS Antimalware Service ; 2.) put the 4 .vdm files in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Updates"; 3.) restart MS Antimalware Service; MSE updates and the "...\Microsoft Antimalware\Definition Updates\Updates" becomes empty. Great work, folks! Y'all rock!
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    How many will continue using XP?

    One goes beyond Chrome 51.0.2704.63, things start not working. 49 => 51 is not much of a spoof, but that's as far as one can go.
  8. What happened? FF blocs Flash... Solution: Flash 18.0.0.209 active-x and plugin (direct downloads) Enjoy!
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Well, for the moment, the safest thing to do is to stick with v. 1.291.2489.0 It may be. Than again, it may not. We simply don't know yet. However, if it validates its signature files every time it uses them for a scan, then we'll be in deep waters. If, however, it validates the files only at install/update time, we've got a good chance of bypassing that.
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    Try reading the 5 posts before yours, and you'll know all we currently do.
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    Microsoft security essentials and Windows XP

    The latest definitions file is v. 1.293.20.0. There's nothing wrong with MSE v. 4.4.304.0, though: I have it installed also on 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 and, there, it does update to v. 1.293.20.0 and continues to work OK. I bet the issue is related to XP SP3 being unable to authenticate SHA-256 signed files. In case I'm right, full ability to authenticate SHA-256 signed files, which was not an issue till recently, now became a big one for XP (and maybe Vista, too?). Anyway, by comparing MSE v. 4.4.304.0's behavior on 7 SP1 and XP SP3 it may be found out what actually is going on. But that requires a kernel debugger in both, which I don't have set up...
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    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    Sure. But someone ought to start a dedicated thread and write a cleaned-up how-to procedure for that, don't you agree? I can contribute a regshot "redo.reg" of the minimum registry changes needed (to be attached soon to this very post) and the picture below...
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    I bet you do banking using your Win Vista, and your bank(s) have installed safety software by Diebold/Warsaw/GAS Technology on it. If so, such safety software is known to cause instabilities (usually related to win32k) and slow the system. But since they update it constantly, the BSoDs usually go away by themselves after some time. The system slowdown, however, only gets worse on time passing. The best overall solution is to have duplicate Windows in the same machine, let one as is for banking and clean the other from such security software and use it for everything but banking. Yes, it requires a double-boot setup, but nothing is perfect & there's no such thing as a free lunch, of course!
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    Audio driver for Realtek HD Audio Hardware?

    Credit, where credit's due, of course. But bear in mind you've studied the driver and the hardware till it made sense for you, and then you brought that to the community, and performed an impressive troubleshooting, together with @Dave-H: the persistence and patience both of you demonstrated is paradigmal of how it ought to be done, and fully deserving of the successful results reached. Of course the driver is important, but the whole process illustrated in this thread actually is just as much important as the driver itself.
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    Audio driver for Realtek HD Audio Hardware?

    @deomsh: I think I've not said yet that you rock, but you sure do!
  16. dencorso

    Seaching for Intel 218V XP 32bit driver

    +1. Nice to have you around!
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    Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

    It's OK! It's sorted out, now. Take care to post in the right thread in the future, though.
  18. I know just 3: Mr. Number, CPU-Z and NirSoft's Wifi Collector. I'd much like an indication od a simple Notepad-like text editor, but all I found up to now are riddled to the brim with ads or paid-for. TIA.
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    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    +1. Did you remove it before retrying?
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    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    Shockwave 12.3.5.205 is out, too. It's probably the last iteration of it, since its EoS was April the 4th, 2019.
  21. It's worse now, because now one gets "Server not found" from trafficmanager.net... So what was not hoarded and saved seems to have fallen down the memory hole forever (unless it's been moved to yet another CNAME... then again, it still'd be problematic brcause the numbers in the url are not related to the KB numbers in any obvious ways, IMO). BTW, has anyone perchance preserved this one?
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    End of POSReady 2009 patches, what to do?

    Same here. My next machine will be debian x64 / TrueOS (= FreeBSD x64) double boot. And I'm giving it a VirtualBox on each, to run XP SP3 from, so as not to stop using the XP programs I love. But browsing and new programs will be on unix, as soon as both XP and 7 become unusable. I hope to have that new machine up and running before Thanksgivings. For now I'm still deciding about the hardware and looking for good deals. I'm in no hurry, though, 'cause 7 should go at least up to 2021, and XP SP3 on bare iron maybe just as long, if not more.
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